Ear attack man in court

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A MAN has pleaded guilty to a Christmas Day attack in which he bit off part of the ear of a Morecambe businessman.

George Austin, 25, of Lymm Avenue, Lancaster, appeared at Preston Crown Court and admitted a section 20 assault charge and a section 39 assault charge.

The horrific Mike Tyson-style assault took place outside Ma Murphy’s pub in Morecambe in 2009 after Alan Lingwood, who owns Heysham-based security firm Lingwood Security, had enjoyed Christmas drinks with his family in the Irish pub.

See The Visitor (23-02-11) for full story.